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    Quote Originally Posted by Goat View Post
    No offense BB, just offering as a last resort. You're the #1 guy on this gig!

    Besides, anyone that rides shotgun with me gets a free "sagebrush shave" on the right arm/face!



    Hmmmm I've never had one of those, but always willing to try something free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goat View Post
    Besides, anyone that rides shotgun with me gets a free "sagebrush shave" on the right arm/face!
    Yeah, but have you got desert pinstriping on your roof yet?
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    Dunno for sure, I'm only 5'-7'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goat View Post
    Dunno for sure, I'm only 5'-7'.

    Me too Goat, I'm 5'7". Well more accurately 5'7" by 5'7"

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    Just more to shave BB, just more to shave.

    Hey, what the...WOOHOO I'm now officially a 4WDriver Ghost Towner!!!
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    G'day friends.
    I haven't had a decent bout of GT.com for a few weeks....work is insane at the moment - (but good, if you know what I mean) - so I haven't been able to reply to anyone. Please don't figure me fer iggerant!

    Seriously, I'd be really priviledged to hook up with as many of you as I can and to be able to share your love of your particular corner of the USA. The feelings you all have for your history and heritage is palpable and very strong. You all inspire me.

    There are encouraging signs of an imminent escape from my "Mom and Pop" but I don't want to jinx it by talking about it too much. However, "Ho for Jarbidge" is looking good!

    I tell you no lies, the way things are going in Australia at the moment, a Green Card is looking like salvation! I hear you all, (I hear ya loud and clear), when you talk about the "greenies" and etc, and all the stupidity that goes on with "the environment".... and all that stuff, the "rules and regulations" that are in over-drive..... but America surely can't be as nuts as Australia is under this Labor (read: Socialist) Government???
    I am seriously thinking of applying for Refugee Status, as I am an endangered species in my own nation!
    God Bless America..... apparently you are all clinging to "guns and religion".
    LOL - .... and his point is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravelrash View Post
    G'day friends.
    I haven't had a decent bout of GT.com for a few weeks....work is insane at the moment - (but good, if you know what I mean) - so I haven't been able to reply to anyone. Please don't figure me fer iggerant!

    Seriously, I'd be really priviledged to hook up with as many of you as I can and to be able to share your love of your particular corner of the USA. The feelings you all have for your history and heritage is palpable and very strong. You all inspire me.

    There are encouraging signs of an imminent escape from my "Mom and Pop" but I don't want to jinx it by talking about it too much. However, "Ho for Jarbidge" is looking good!

    I tell you no lies, the way things are going in Australia at the moment, a Green Card is looking like salvation! I hear you all, (I hear ya loud and clear), when you talk about the "greenies" and etc, and all the stupidity that goes on with "the environment".... and all that stuff, the "rules and regulations" that are in over-drive..... but America surely can't be as nuts as Australia is under this Labor (read: Socialist) Government???
    I am seriously thinking of applying for Refugee Status, as I am an endangered species in my own nation!
    God Bless America..... apparently you are all clinging to "guns and religion".
    LOL - .... and his point is?
    Yes, how true. You are wise beyond your years. (And that is saying a lot since you are older than dirt)

    I admit to being a bitter American, clinging to God and guns for security.

    I know it is out of fashion these days, but I admit that I love my country and I proudly wave the flag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian10x View Post
    Yes, how true. You are wise beyond your years. (And that is saying a lot since you are older than dirt)

    I admit to being a bitter American, clinging to God and guns for security.

    I know it is out of fashion these days, but I admit that I love my country and I proudly wave the flag.
    Amen Brian, our founding fathers gave us the right, and I plan to exercise it! seems all the wierdo's have come out of their hiding places the past few years and are challenging everything america was meant to stand for...
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    I really agree with that

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    Default Devil's Advocate

    I'm going to play the devil's advocate for a second. While I've never had the opportunity to visit a ghost town, being a student/amateur photographer, I have had some experience pursuing certain subjects (I did a project on barns) that are generally situated on private property, and was confronted by an owner, but was able to diffuse the situation by promising to give him a series of prints of his barns.
    While your intentions may be completely innocent, and you may think that there is no harm in visiting a certain location, the owner's experience may be completely different, if say, he encounters a steady number of innocent visitors over a given time period. If they become confrontational with you, and even display a firearm, odds are that they a) do not intend to use it b) are not really crazy and c) are not looking to hassle the out of towner. More than likely their actions reflect the level of frustration they feel toward people entering their property with out permission and probably even more so, without regard for the fact that it is their private property, and that no effort was made to obtain permission, which in my experience, is generally well received.
    The second point concerns the behavior of locals. You need to remember that you are the unusual/uncommon presence in their environment, and at the very least curiosity should be expected. Secondly, if someone unknown to the locals all of a sudden sets up camp in the vicinity of their homes, in an area that is not designated a campsite, it isn't unreasonable to expect them to be concerned and defensive, and investigate the uncommon behavior that is someone all of a sudden appearing out of no where.
    The smartest thing to do would be to make the effort, and try to notify whoever you may encounter while on location, in advance and when appropriate, seek permission. At the very least, try to get as much information about the land you wish to visit from locals, when you arrive or go through a nearby town. That way you can get a feel of what to expect. It'll probably make for a much more enjoyable, less anxious trip.

    The most important thing to remember is: If you innocently and inadvertantly enter someone's property, and they approach you with a gun in hand, and you assume that they are threatening you or showing hostility, and you respond, preemptively with force, you will not have a leg to stand on in court, if you try to claim self defense.

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